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Re: September 30th release candidate

From: <darxus_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Sep 14 2011 - 00:36:36 GMT
To: dev@spamassassin.apache.org

On 09/13, Daryl C. W. O'Shea wrote:
> Why not back port the few features/fixes?

Because trunk works as well as 3.3, it's stable, and there's no reason to
put off releasing it, and no reason to do another 3.3 release.

Why not do a release from trunk?

> I'm quite uncomfortable with that myself, however I haven't written
> a lot of code for SA in the past couple of years myself. I do think
> efforts should be placed on regular review of patches against stable
> branches instead.

I suppose that might be nice if it happened, but it doesn't. It's mostly a
huge bottleneck. There haven't been enough changes to justify the
overhead of maintaining two releases - trunk and the latest branch (3.3).

I appreciate your concern for quality releases. It's part of the reason I
run trunk, regularly updated, on my mail server. SpamAssassin's bigger
problem right now is stagnation, and backports are a problem not a
solution.

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